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egg wash with pastry brush

2 Minute Egg Wash Recipe

  • Author: Erin Clarkson
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Baking tips
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Egg wash is the perfect finishing touch to take your baked goods to the next level. While a recipe for whisking egg wash might seem overly simple because it only takes 2 minutes to prepare, the secret to creating a beautiful golden-brown finish on your pastries, bread, or pies is in your egg wash's egg-to-water ratio.


  • One whole egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp water, cool or at room temperature (not hot)


  1. Place the egg in a small bowl or container. 
  2. Add the water, and whisk well to combine, ensuring that there are no lumps or stringy bits. 
  3. Use as directed. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Keywords: Egg wash, egg wash recipe, basic egg wash